MP3 Mont Chris Hubbard - Passages
Alternately meditative, curious, and tempestuous, these are free improvisations on the piano, with impressionist, jazz, blues, and pop influences.
9 MP3 Songs in this album (68:45) !
Related styles: CLASSICAL: Impressionism, JAZZ: Piano Jazz
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Passages is comprised of nine recordings, each piece fully improvised — no parts existed in any form until the first notes were played. They draw on such varied influences as Keith Jarrett, Erik Satie, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Ray Charles. The pieces are journeys of fragile beauty are interspersed with inquisitive wandering and violent outbursts, as Mont Chris Hubbard lets his subconscious lead the way on an exploration of piano possibilities.
Mont Chris Hubbard is a musician from Portland, OR. He began taking classical piano lessons at age five. One day he discovered Keith Jarrett''s "Köln Concert" in his parents'' record collection; and his fingers were never the same. Over the past two decades, he has melded his classical background with pop, rock, country, and jazz influences as they have entered his life. He attended Reed College as a music major, graduating in 2006. He is a member of a couple of Portland bands: Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags, and Scott Fisher & 1 a.m. Approach; he also plays piano for John Callahan. You can also hear his playing on a number of Portland bands'' recordings if you listen closely enough.